Mistletoe quotes

Mistletoe quotes by topic: Kiss and mistletoe, Tree and mistletoe, Druids and mistletoe, Christmas and mistletoe, Women and mistletoe, Mistletoe features, Holly and misletoe, Jolly and mistletoe, Evergreens and mistletoe, Youth and mistletoe, Snapdragon and mistletoe, Cancer and mistletoe, Superstitions and mistletoe, Men and mistletoe.

Kiss and mistletoe

As a child of eight Mr. Trout had once kissed a girl of six under the mistletoe at a Christmas party, but there his sex life had come to abrupt halt. (P.G. Wodehouse)

When everyone had filtered into the dining room for cinnamon rolls, Beau had confiscated the mistletoe. If anyone was getting another kiss from Kate, it was going to be him. (Denise Hunter)

Sierra, it’s Christmastime. Put a stupid mistletoe over his head and kiss him already! (Jay Asher)

We never expect everything that can happen to us when we happily kiss each other under the mistletoe on New Year’s Eve. (Laurence Peyrin)

The tradition was that with each kiss a berry was picked off the mistletoe. Once the last berry was gone, then there could be no more kissing,» Chris revealed as he leaned closer before whispering, «And that’s a total shame.” (Sarah Stein)

A gleam of humor flickered in those obsidian eyes. I should warn you, Hannah: when we meet at Stony Cross Park, take care to avoid the mistletoe. For both our sakes. (Lisa Kleypas)

I brought pot mistletoe for you guys to kiss and make up under! (Tara Sivec)

The customary mistletoe,
Prehensile on the apple-bough,
Invites the usual kiss. (Owen Seaman)

I wish for magic this season,
laughter and fun.
I wish for mistletoe kisses-
those sparkly ones. (Cheri Bauer)

Tree and mistletoe

Two parasitic plants abound in the forests, the mistletoe and the Spanish moss, tillandsia usneoides. (Daniel G. Brinton)

The pretty waxy Christmas mistletoe is a half parasite. You notice that it has some green coloring or chlor-o-phyll, which it uses to digest the nourishment it gathers from the air. (Jane Eayre Fryer)

The most common of the higher parasitic plants damaging timber trees are mistletoes. Many species of deciduous trees are attacked by the common mistletoe (Phoradendron flavescens). (Samuel J. Record)

Care must be taken to prune them properly and to destroy the parasitic mistletoe which frequently invades them. (Edmond Nivoit)

The dainty mistletoe, about which there are so many pretty Christmas legends, is a deadly enemy of many trees. The seed of this fungus is carried, by the birds or by the wind, from one tree to another. When it sprouts, tiny roots go down through the bark to the sap, on which it feeds until the tree is killed. (Harold W. Fairbanks)

Long after their associates have gone southward, they linger like the last leaves on the tree. It is indeed «good-bye to summer» when the bluebirds withdraw their touch of brightness from the dreary November landscape at the north to whirl through the southern woods and feed on the waxy berries of the mistletoe. (Neltje Blanchan)

Have I not reason, think you, to look pale?
These two have ticed me hither to this place,
A barren, detested vale you see it is;
The trees, though summer, yet forlorn and lean,
Overcome with moss and baleful mistletoe. (William Shakespeare)

Druids and mistletoe

The mistletoe or branch was the soul of the tree, and also contained the life of the divine representative. It must be plucked before the tree could be cut down or the victim slain. (J.A. MacCulloch)

Once every year the Druids went out to look for the mistletoe, which they considered a sacred plant. When a mistletoe was found growing upon an oak, the people came from all parts of the country and stood around the tree. Then a Druid, clothed in white, climbed up the oak-tree, and cut off the sacred mistletoe with a golden sickle, and the much prized plant was caught by the other Druids below, in a white cloth, and was carried away to be preserved as a great treasure. (Lydia Hoyt Farmer)

If I am right, the Golden Bough over which the King of the Wood, Diana’s priest at Aricia, kept watch and ward was no other than a branch of mistletoe growing on an oak within the sacred grove; and as the plucking of the bough was a necessary prelude to the slaughter of the priest, I have been led to institute a parallel between the King of the Wood at Nemi and the Norse god Balder, who was worshipped in a sacred grove beside the beautiful Sogne fiord of Norway and was said to have perished by a stroke of mistletoe, which alone of all things on earth or in heaven could wound him. (James George Frazer)

The hour is silent as in the times
When, in the sovereign forests,
The blonde and serene virgins
And the white-haired druids
Went to gather the mistletoe from the oaks. (Gaston Couté)

Christmas and mistletoe

His Christmas meant mistletoe and pudding — neither resurrection from dead, nor rising of new stars, nor teaching of wise men… (Charles Dickens)

Whose heart doth hold the Christmas glow Hath little need of Mistletoe; Who bears a smiling grace of mien Need waste no time on wreaths of green; Whose lips have words of comfort spread Needs not the holly-berries red – His very presence scatters wide The spirit of the Christmastide. (John Kendrick Bangs)

Money is made at Christmas out of holly and mistletoe, but who save the vendors would greatly care if no green branch were procurable? (George Gissing)

Because we need Christmas we had better understand what it is and what it isn’t. Gifts, holly, mistletoe, and red-nosed reindeer are fun as traditions, but they are not what Christmas is really all about. Christmas pertains to that glorious moment when the Son of our Father joined his divinity to our imperfect humanity. (Hugh W. Pinnock)

Women and mistletoe

Mistletoe was her new favorite holiday decoration. She would have to hang some in the kitchen. All over the house. And keep the green stuff hanging until Easter. Or Thanksgiving. (Melissa McClone)

While she could hardly fathom what had just happened to her that night, she reached some conclusions before she fell asleep, certain things now made perfect sense; Moon River didn’t sound so syrupy, mistletoe wasn’t such a bad idea, and perhaps dating was not such a frivolous waste of time after all. (E.A. Bucchianeri)

Dried the flowers myself. Belladonna, oleander, and mistletoe. Three of my favorites. All of them poisonous… but such lovely colors. (Anthony Horowitz)

The day’s at end and there’s nowhere to go,
Draw to the fire, even this fire is dying;
Get up and once again politely lying
Invite the ladies toward the mistletoe. (Allen Tate)

Mistletoe features

So, mistletoe, in fact, symbolizes mistletoe. (Terry Pratchett)

Mistletoe. I surmount all obstacles. (Vanessa Diffenbaugh)

Of the dung of the thrush is born the mistletoe, with which is made birdlime, with which the thrush is captured. (Victor Hugo)

Holly and misletoe

The mistletoe hung in the castle hall, The holly branch shone on the old oak wall. (Thomas Haynes Bayly)

The mistletoe is not so easy to find as the holly. (Arthur Ransome)

Marriage: first under the mistletoe, then on the holly. (Paul Morand)

Quotes about holly

Jolly and mistletoe

It’s supposed to be jolly, with mistletoe and holly… and other things ending in olly. (Terry Pratchett)

Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let’s all be jolly!
At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year. (Thomas Tusser)

Evergreens and mistletoe

But green no more; save those of the yew, holly, and frost-defying bramble, with the mistletoe and its pearl-like pellucid berries. All others showed hues and tints varied, and almost as vivid as those of the tropical forests so much extolled by travellers. (Mayne Reid)

The evergreens, and particularly the mistletoe, which are used all over the Christian world at Christmas time, betray its heathen origin. Tertullian, a Father of the Church, who flourished about A. D. 200, writing to his brethren, affirms it to be «rank idolatry» to deck their doors «with garlands or flowers, on festival days, according to the custom of the heathen.» (T.W. Doane)

Youth and mistletoe

Young faces beamed with gladness as they glided under the «mistletoe» with their partners, to the strains of dreamy waltzes. (Vera)

And the mistletoe, of which I spoke just now—oh, the mistletoe! What was not enshrined for us in that insignificant bit of weed! Two leaf blades and one berry were enough to work the charm—to turn a humdrum house into a world of romance, filled with the interest of that passion which is the most interesting thing in life, without its carking cares and its deadly responsibilities. (Ada Cambridge)

Snapdragon and mistletoe

Like the old-fashioned folk they were, they had a snapdragon and plenty of mistletoe and plenty of the usual jokes about both. (Anthony Hope)

I had looked forward to spending Christmas with some people in Suffolk, and every one in London assured me that at their house there would be the kind of a Christmas house party you hear about but see only in the illustrated Christmas numbers. They promised mistletoe, snapdragon, and Sir Roger de Coverley. (Richard Harding Davis)

Quotes about snapdragon

Cancer and mistletoe

Mistletoe, the same plant you kiss under at holiday time, may be an effective aid against certain types of cancer. (Chris Kilham)

It’s been said that mistletoe extract enhances immune function, which increases the production of the immune cells. When administered as a form of therapy for cancer, the extracts are given by injection under the skin, into a vein or directly into a tumor. (Chris Kilham)

Superstitions and mistletoe

The room was decked with evergreens, conspicuous among them being the mistletoe, to which a traditionary superstition attached. (Lucy Foster Madison)

The most astonishing thing is undoubtedly the ease with which Saint Albert accepted the ideas of the ancients regarding the transmutation of plants. This is how he considers mistletoe as resulting from the transpiration of the sap of the tree which bears it. (Jean Semal)

Men and mistletoe

He remained, as it were, a mistletoe, which could not grow except upon a tree; he was a climbing plant which must seek a support. (August Strindberg)

You might be a redneck if you stand under the mistletoe at Christmas and wait for Granny and cousin Sue-Ellen to walk by. (Jeff Foxworthy)

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